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How to Get to Fisherman's Wharf

How to Get to Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf is one of San Francisco's biggest attractions; thousands of people visit this destination daily. Whether you're staying in Union Square or making it the next stop on your agenda, here's how to get to Fisherman's Wharf (about a half hour's time). 


Cable Car

Two of San Francisco's three cable car lines (the Powell-Hyde or the Powell-Mason lines) will take you to Fisherman's Wharf (the last stop). The Powell-Hyde line leaves you at Aquatic Park, at the edge of the Wharf,  while the Powell-Mason line leaves you a couple blocks away.



To visit the Wharf via bus from Union Square, board Line 30-Stockton at the corner of Kearny and Market Streets. This busy line travels through Chinatown and North Beach, two of San Francisco's most colorful neighborhoods. It operates on North Point Street from Columbus Avenue west to Van Ness Avenue, and serves Anchorage Square, The Cannery and Ghirardelli Square.


Historic Trolley

You can also take the historic "F" line streetcar line at Market and Fifth Streets. These nostalgic cars are from cities around the world, and are restored to their original colors. Always a visitor favorite, they're fun--and they travel along the scenic Embarcadero.

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